Every Great Week

We like to moan and groan about Mondays.

We like to rejoice in the wonderment of TGIF.

But what if we saw each Monday as a new beginning? A chance to start over? An opportunity to push aside our screw-ups and hang-ups and unrealized goals of the previous week, the previous month, even the previous year, and start fresh?

What if we could regain the imagination of our childhood and believe that, this week, anything is possible?

Maybe this is the week we get that job.

Maybe this is the week we get that acceptance letter.

Maybe this is the week that an unimagined reconciliation occurs.

Who knows.

But I do know this – every single week during which something awesome happened, every single week during which you’ve overcome or conquered or achieved, every single one of those weeks…began with a Monday.

8 Replies to “Every Great Week”

  1. Exactly what I needed today. I have 4 major things that I have been dealing with over the last 2 weeks. Thanks cuz.

  2. Hi Shawn –
    I’m Laura Brownstein’s mom. I love your blog (love Maile’s, too). Several years ago, I purchased a magnet that read, “Heaven will be so perfect – no Mondays!” How true that statement was! I have never been a fan of Mondays. Since I have been back working full-time for 2 1/2 years now, I must confess…I start counting down to Fridays. Mr. Emmitt, who comes and picks up our trash in our building, always reminds me of what day it is and how many days are left until the weekend. When I drive to work in the mornings, I have conversations and prayer time with God. It is amazing how much more beautiful the sky is the closer it gets to Friday. Some mornings it dawns on me that even on MONDAYS the sky is beautiful, also. You do have me doing some thinking. I should reconsider Monday as a chance to start over, to have a better attitude, to “spread a little more sunshine along the way”. Thanks, for the encouraging words.

  3. Great post, Shawn!
    I was bummed that today, on this Monday-Columbus Day-my husband wasn’t off of work. As he put it jokingly, “the Germans don’t care about Columbus Day”…he was joking of course but alas it was another Monday.
    Oh and my mom who left a comment isn’t “Mrs. Brownstein” LOL…that would be Evan’s mom, who consequently doesn’t go by Brownstein anymore though. Ha! So, I guess I’m the only Mrs. Brownstein and Evan’s dad’s second wife who still goes by Brownstein even though they are no longer married. Wow-was that too much information or what?

Comments are closed.